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Fully Guided Duck Hunts / Squaw Creek Hunt Club

To Join or schedule a Visit Please Call 855-473-2875 or visit www.squawcreekhuntclub.com

The Squaw Creek Hunt Club headquarters is located less than one mile west of the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City, Missouri and offers the following amenities to club members and their guests.
  Memberships Includes Unlimited Use and Access to the Following:

  Unlimited Fall Waterfowl Hunting

Locations Include:

  • pond in the hills Northeast of Mound City, Missouri
  • pit blinds in Missouri River bottoms located less than 1 mile from Southwest corner of Squaw Creek National Wildlife
  • flooded cornfields

– blinds provided maybe – layout ground blinds, duck

– field hunting (ducks, Canada geese, snow geese)

– all equipment provided – duck decoys, full body Canada decoys (Avery & Bigfoot)

– fully guided, semi-guided, and unguided hunts – fall waterfowl hunts

Unlimited Spring Snow Goose Hunting

– conservation action spring snow goose hunting in the Mound City, Missouri area and Squaw Creek NWR

– all equipment provided – Sillosocks, full body snow goose decoys by Avery, shell decoys (Avery, Bigfoot, Flambeau), Vortex machines, Sillosock flyers, Avery, Rogers, & Cabela’s layout ground blinds

– fully guided  spring snow goose hunts
 Lodging & Food 

Lodging – Completely furnished five bedroom farm house, with spacious ( kitchen, dining room. living room)

Food – Breakfast, Dinner, Supper – (can be provided)

Fully Guided Spring Snow Goose Hunts – Mound City, Missouri – Muck Boy and Snow Goose Guides

The Muck Boy crew will be in Mound City, Missouri the weekend of March 2nd, for our 2nd spring snow goose hunt. As all waterfowlers know this hunt will be subject to the birds migration. You can only be in the path of Snow Goose Huntig - Full Body Spreadthis spring migration, the rest is up to the birds. With this winter being more like a normal winter, we are hoping our timing will be a little better than last year, when we arrived a little late. As like last year we will be hunting with Snow Goose Chasers. We had such a great experience with Scott our outfitter, George the field boss (guide) and JP, George’s trusted assistant, choosing them again to guide our hunt was a no brainier.

2/6/13 – Geese are starting to move. Up until about Wednesday most reports had the geese in the south of Missouri but the picture on the left was taken near Vandalia IL. and JP one of guides for this trip reported just seeing the first geese around the Mound City Area.

2/14/13 –Let the hunting begin – more and more geese are arriving everyday into the Mound City area. Today one of the crew members had a nice hunt prior to our trip in 12 days, with Snow Goose Chasers– (Note: Scott has a few openings left if you think you ay want to try a hunt like this – just give him a call.

2/23/13 – Snow, Snow and now more Snow on the way – If this isn’t bad enough, most of the geese that had arrived have moved back to southern Missouri and Arkansas. Our Outfitter Scott has asked us to reschedule to the weekend of March 15th and 16th. If your planning a trip next week or weekend first check with your outfitter.

3/18/13 – The hunt is over and we have our complete report posted by the end of the week. Make sure to check back.

The Hunt – 3/ 15/13 Friday –We arrived at the Kwik Stop in downtown Mound City at 6am where we met up with out outfitter Scott of Snow Goose Chasers and Guide George for today’s hunt. We had four other hunters along today, a father and son team from Indiana, alocal Grandfather and Grandson and George’s trusted companion J.P. The morning started slow with a lot of Canadian Geese and a few flocks of Snow Geese around but nothing was Guided Spring Snow Goose Huntsworked the spread. Around 9am a six pack came from the north and headed straight to us losing altitude the whole time. They circled once and came directly overhead about 60 yards. It was a difficult shot out the back of  the lay out blinds and unfortunately only one bird fell. By this time the temperature had reached the mid 60’s and there was hardly a wisp of wind or a bird in the sky. This gave us a chance to get out of the blinds and stretch our legs and check the blinds and decoys. Just before our lunch break a snow dropped in but only came to within 50 yards and looked to be hooking off so George yelled “take’em” and this poor bird ran into a wall of steel shot.

After getting lunch we ran over to the Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge to see how many Snow Geese were there and the latest count by the refuge staff was at 615,000 birds. It looked like every one of them was there at lunch, it is quite a sight to see that many birds in one place at one time. We all showed back up to the spread at 2pm and stayed until end of shooting time. Temperatures by this time were in the high 70’s to low 80’s but the wind had shifted to the northwest. We turned the blinds and made sure they were camo’ed up good for the afternoon hunt. There was a little more action with the group taking five more singles. The temperatures by the end of the hunt had started to drop and the winds were already due north. Everyone was excited about the prospects for the morning. With over 600,000 birds less than 5 miles away, a strong North wind and the temp’s in the 40’s we thought we were going to be in for a special hunt.

Fully Guided Snow Goose Hunts - Mound City, Missouri3/ 16/13 Saturday – We arrived back at the field around 6:30am with temperatures around the 40 degree mark and a stiff NNE wind at 20 to 25 mph. We took two large adult snow geese early and watched bunch after bunch of ducks buzz the spread. About 9am a couple of us had to go back to the truck and get our winter bibs and coats because the temperature had dropped to the very low 30’s and the wind had not let up. With nothing much flying, around 11am the group from Indiana headed home. This gave us a chance to catch an early lunch and head to the refuge to check the bird numbers. To our surprise they were all gone, from 600,000 to around 1000 birds overnight. Mother Nature never ceases to amaze. Knowing there were not many birds in the area we still went back to the field and hunted till about 5pm. As expected, we seen very few snows that afternoon but still enjoyed the comradery  of the hunt and the efforts of George.

We are still figuring out Snow Goose hunting and have adjusted our plans again for next year. Our schedules limit our flexibility but we know that Snow Goose Guides will always do everything that they can to make               sure that we have the best chance for success on the weekend we are there. We look forward to the 2014 migration and have our fingers crossed for better luck, because you can count on us buying our tickets for the Snow Goose Lottery again.

 

 

 

Spring Snow Goose Hunting – Mound City, Missouri

The spring snow goose migration is on the move the numbers of snow geese in the Squaw Creek NWR Refuge are typically climb everyday from mid February until the first week of March. It is time to make some memories.

NOW Booking – Spring Snow Goose Hunt From February 10 until March 15 These dates will typically produce the biggest snow goose harvest days seen in Mound City area. Limited space available.

Premium Package 1 – Spring Snow Goose Hunt 

 full day hunt (30 mins. before sunrise until 5:00 pm) 

fully guided field hunt

  • $175.00 per hunter / per day.
  • We provide all equipment, blinds, callers, decoys(800 – 1500) Full Body Decoys (GHG, Avery, Bigfoot, ect. ) 10 -75 Silosock Flyers. Also silosocks, shell decoys and floaters if needed. We do everything you just show up and hunt.

BROCHURE

Decoy Spreads Available

  • 1000 full body decoys, 500 sillosocks, over 30 flyers -hilltop cornfield
  • 1500 Sillosocks, up 50 flyers – to go spread (go where the snow goose are at)
  • 750 shells decoys (Avery 5/8s, full size, and motion shells) 300 – 500 sillo socks- pit blind style
  • over 15 location that we can hunt in the Mound City / Squaw Creek NWR area

Big Days in Mound City, Missouri are still coming!

Call NOW before we are booked! – 855-473-2875

February 10 – March 15

  • Fully Guided Hunts – $175 per hunter / per day

  • Pit Blind Hunts Available $250 per hunter / per day

  • Guided Spring Snow Goose Hunts 2014 in Missouri from Grand Pass to Mound City.
  • Fully guided hunt in stalked cornfields with over 1000 decoys in each spread including Avery full body decoys, silo socks, flyers, E-callers
  • 8 – 10 hunters per field
  • NO LIMITS, NO PLUGS
  • Visit Snow Goose Guides
  • Purchase Your Permit!

 

Snow Goose Guides -Mound City, Missouri – Fully Guided Spring Snow Goose Hunts- $175 per hunter / per day – Call NOW Before We Are Booked! – Heated Pit Blind Hunts $200 – Missouri Spring Snow Goose Conservation Season

Full Day Hunts NO EXTRA Charge!!!

Call NOW before we are booked!

February 10 – March 10

  • Fully Guided Hunts – $175 per hunter / per day

  • Pit Blind Style Hunts Available $200 per hunter / per day

855-473-2875

  • Guided Spring Snow Goose Hunts 2014 in Missouri from Grand Pass to Mound City.
  • Full Day Spring Snow Goose Hunt – Book Your Hunt Today $175 per hunter/ per day
  • Fully guided hunt in stalked cornfields with over 1000 decoys in each spread including Avery full body decoys, silo socks, flyers, E-callers
  • NO LIMITS, NO PLUGS
  • Visit Snow Goose Guides
  • Purchase Your Permit!

Spring Snow Goose Hunting Guides - Fully Guided Snow Goose Hunts - Mound City, Missouri -402-304-1192

Top 5 reasons to book your hunt with us this season!

1. All of our hunts take place over Avery & Bigfoot full body goose decoys, 5/8 Avery Snow Goose Shells and Sillo Sock Decoys.

2. We have 10 years of Spring Snow Goose hunting experience and we live here. We know where the geese are and we will do our absolute best to put you on them.

3. We hunt all day and are in the most predominant flyway in the United States.

4. 1000’s of  geese killed in the past 10 year.

5. We want you to have the best hunting experience as possible. Your success is our business!

The Missouri Conservation Action Season opens February 1, 2014 We have some openings for the beginning of the season.

  • Full Day Hunts NO extra charge (typically the best shooting in between 10 am and dark)
  • Exclusive Fields Available
  • Maximum of 10 hunters per field
  • Avery, GHG, and Silosock Decoys
  • Hunt Stalked cornfields
  • Layout ground blinds
  • Heated Pit Blind Style Hunts Available

Pricing – $175 per hunter / per day

Spring Snow Goose Hunting Guides - Fully Guided Snow Goose Hunts - Mound City, Missouri -402-304-1192
Spring Snow Goose Hunting Guides – Fully Guided Snow Goose Hunts – Mound City, Missouri -402-304-1192

Now for what most hunters Do Not want to hear. What is expected of YOU on the hunt:

 

  • You should make payment in full for the hunt, in advance or upon arrival.
  • You should have your license pre purchased and have all necessary personal equipment ready upon arrival.
  • Drinking alcohol prior to or during the hunt is prohibited.
  • Shooting or expecting to shoot other species of waterfowl is prohibited.
  • Complaining that the geese will not decoy close enough is unacceptable.
  • Shooting without the guide calling the shot is unacceptable.
  • Having expections of shooting 100 birds per day is unacceptable.
  • Showing up to the hunt with the sole reason of shooting your gun as many times as you can is unacceptable.
  • NO Mirrored suglasses
  • NO Smoking in blinds.
  • Expecting the guide to dispose of your harvested birds is COMPLETELY unacceptable!
  • Being curtious to your fellow hunters and the guide is expected
    (No one likes a game hog).
  • Having a positive attitude and ENJOYING the overall experience is expected.
  • Tipping your guide for a job well done is expected.
  • Going home and enjoying eating the game you harvested is Expected- if you don’t like the taste of snow geese find a new recepie or find something else to hunt!

Call NOW Before We Are Booked! – Missouri Spring Snow Goose Conservation Season – Opening February 1, 2013 – Snow Goose Hunting From A Pit Blind – $200

Special Hunts

Call NOW before we are booked!

855-473-2875

  • Guided Spring Snow Goose Hunts 2012 in Missouri from Grand Pass to Mound City.
  • Now Booking February 2013  $175 per hunter/ per day
  • Fully guided hunt in stalked cornfields with over 1000 decoys in each spread including Avery full body decoys, silo socks, flyers, E-callers
  • NO LIMITS, NO PLUGS
  • Visit Snow Goose Guides
  • Purchase Your Permit!

Spring Snow Goose Hunting Guides - Fully Guided Snow Goose Hunts - Mound City, Missouri -402-304-1192

 Top 5 reasons to book your hunt with us this season!

1. All of our hunts take place over Avery & Bigfoot full body goose decoys, 5/8 Avery Snow Goose Shells and Sillo Sock Decoys.

2. We have 10 years of Spring Snow Goose hunting experience and we live here. We know where the geese are and we will do our absolute best to put you on them.

3. We hunt all day and are in the most predominant flyway in the United States.

4. 1000’s of  geese killed in the past 10 year.

5. We want you to have the best hunting experience as possible. Your success is our business!

The Missouri Conservation Action Season opens February 1, 2012 We have some openings for the beginning of the season.

Pricing – $175 per hunter / per day

Spring Snow Goose Hunting Guides - Fully Guided Snow Goose Hunts - Mound City, Missouri -402-304-1192

 

Now Offering Limited Hunts from a pit blind. Due to the demand of clients we will offer a few premier hunts from a pit blind. (NO LAYOUTS or GROUND BLINDS), minimum of 3 hunters /maximum of 6 hunters. $200 per hunter / per day

Snow Goose Hunting – You Should Try It

Snow goose hunting is one of the up and coming phenomenons in the waterfowl  industry. Many people are taking to this sport because of the unlimited limits  many states are imposing. The snow goose, also known as the blue goose, is a  North American species of goose. They are mostly white in color, and that is  where their name derives from. These birds usually find one partner, and mate  for life. They also normally nest in colonies, and they have been having  extraordinary breeding rates and the populations are getting over-populated.  This is why many natural resource departments have placed a season in effect  where there is no limit on the birds. In this article, I will discuss why the  avid duck hunter should give snow goose hunting a try, and also more aspects of  this new sport.

An avid duck hunter who likes to fire off a lot of shots during duck season  should consider taking a trip snow goose hunting when duck season closes. Snow  geese migrate each spring, in tremendous sized groups. This results in a ton of  shooting for the hunter if they can time out the migration at the right time.  Another good added bonus to snow goose hunting is that conservation allows the  use of electronic callers, which can result in louder and better sequenced  calling. In a typical days hunting, it is not uncommon for hunters to bag over  50 snow geese.

Most snow goose hunts are guided, so usually all you have to do is show up to  the location and meet the guide. The guide will then explain the hunting  process, and what to expect. Most guides will typically use over 500 decoys, and  will hunt out of a pit. The guides will also provide lunch since the hunts last  all day, sunrise to sunset. Snow goose hunts can take place over a field, or  over a body of water. You must be careful to recognize the type of birds coming  into the decoys, because usually during snow goose season, Canada geese and  white-fronted geese are out of season. This is another added bonus of hunting  with a guide, because they will help specify what to shoot.

Snow geese typically breed from late May to early August. However, they  typically leave their nesting sites during their annual migration to and from  warmer wintering areas. Their migration can sometimes reach distances to up to  3,000 miles. During their migration is typically the best time to hunt them, as  they are in very large groups. Many biologists think that their shift in winter  feeding has led to the over-population of these geese.

If you are interested in self-guiding yourself on one of these hunts, you  will need quite a bit of equipment. First off, you will need a very good  electronic caller so the birds will be able to hear you well. When a large group  comes in, their calling will overpower a cheap electronic system. Snow geese  also usually fly at very high altitudes, so this can make for tough calling as  well. A call that continuously plays a variety of calls tends to work best.  There are also calls these days that hook up to an iPod, or other mP3 player.  This way you can play which calling sequence you have downloaded on your mP3  player

 

Snow Goose Guides – Spring Snow Goose Hunts In Missouri – Opening February 1

Snow Goose Guides - Guided Snow Goose Hunts - 402-304-1192Missouri  Spring Snow Goose Hunts – We offer hunts in NW Missouri around several refuges including Squaw Creek NWR from February to Mid March.  Location of hunts are determined by staging location of the masses of snow geese, usually these hunts will be surrounding Squaw Creek NWR, but depending on the birds we may relocate to other major staging areas in Western Missouri.  We also offer central Missouri Spring Snow geese hunts near Marshall, MO.